Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and an expert baker stuck in a marriage she desperately wishes she could get out of. A celebration of friendship, motherhood and perseverance against the odds, "Waitress" is a splendid Broadway musical production. Currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, "Waitress" has been described as a “treat for all the senses” by The New York Post.
The musical stars five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles as the protagonist. Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, this soulful production of "Waitress" promises to make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Pregnant and caught in a loveless relationship with her husband Earl, Jenna doesn’t have the easiest of lives in the American South. Unable to come to terms with her married life, Jenny finds happiness in her creative pies and her waitress friends, Becky and Dawn. However, a baking competition in the neighboring county proposes itself as Jenny’s glorious chance to break the rut, get out of her failed marriage and begin a new life with her soon to be born baby.
With this rare chance at escape, Jenny must weigh her options and make the right choice. Adding chapters to her life, a new love interest in the form of a handsome doctor further proves things are about to take a turn for Jenna. Throw all of this together, and you get a poignant and touching new American musical.
Waitress has been running since April 24, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. It has consistently sold well, selling 93% of its seats, grossing $84,788,051.
The play was nominated for 4 Tony Awards.
It was also nominated for 6 Drama Desk Awards, and won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.
“Ms. Mueller, who won a Tony for her performance in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," possesses a rich, soulful and emotionally translucent voice, and an ability to bring heaping cupfuls of subtext to her acting.”
– New York Times
“The key statement is not that Waitress is a musical from a team of women, but that Waitress is a good musical from a creative team who happen to be women.”
– Huffington post
Show Score: 87
About the Show
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 1044. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our The Brooks Atkinson Theater Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
About Brooks Atkinson Theatre
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre opened in 1926, as the Mansfield Theatre, and was designed by Herbert J. Krapp. In 1960, the venue was renamed for New York Times theatre critic Brooks Atkinson. It is one of the nine Broadway houses owned by the Nederlander Organization, and can seat 1109 people.
For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Brooks Atkinson Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
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